End of Play.® 2023 National Kick Off

Friday, March 31, 2023 7:30pm Eastern (US), Multiple Times Zones

The Dramatists Guild is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible programming. Please email questions@dramatistsguild.com with any questions in regard to accessibility, including your own accessibility requirements. By registering for this event, you agree that you will comply with the Dramatists Guild Code of Conduct for Community Spaces, located at www.dramatistsguild.com/code-conduct-community-spaces. Failure to do so may result in removal from the meeting.

End of Play.® 2023 National Kick Off


Join the Dramatists Guild for a nationwide Kick Off event to celebrate our fourth annual End of Play.® National Playwriting and Composing Month! 



Friday, March 31


Atlantic Time/ Eastern Time: 7:30pm

Central Time: 6:30pm

Mountain Daylight Time: 5:30pm

Mountain Standard Time: 4:30pm

Pacific Time: 4:30pm

Alaska Time: 3:30pm

Hawaii Time: 1:30pm


Participants all around the globe are invited to take part in this three-part event designed to fuel inspiration and help you get ready to write!


This FREE event and open to everyone.



Part 1: Introduction to End of Play


All registered participants will be welcomed by Emmanuel Wilson, (DG Executive Director of Creative Affairs), Jordan Stovall (Co-Administrator of End of Play/Director of Outreach & Institutional Partnerships), Lily Dwoskin (Co-Administrator of End of Play/Office Manager), and Deborah Zoe Laufer (playwright and DG Council member).


We'll give you a chance to check in, share your writing goals, and meet others on the call. Then, we'll launch into some rapid response writing to get your creativity flowing!



Part 2: Write Fast: Rapid Response Writing


Dominic D'Andrea (playwright and New York State Regional Rep) will host "Write Fast!" -- a rapid response writing challenge! You'll be guided through a series of five-minute rapid writing prompts designed by a group of inspiring writers.


Register early and be among the first to learn who is going to be part of End of Play 2023's incredible line-up of prompt leaders!



Part 3: Pens Up!


After making it through our series of five-minute prompts, we'll get ready to officially begin our End of Play writing challenge for this year's National Playwriting and Composing Month.


Are you ready to take the pledge to write the first draft of a new play or musical over the month of April? You can register here for End of Play.® 2023!




End of Play.® is an annual initiative, created by the Dramatists Guild, to incentivize the completion of new plays, scores, or songs throughout the month of April. Since the launch of End of Play.® back in 2020, hundreds of participants from all over the world have connected with one another, uniting to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of creating new theatrical work. Learn more: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/end-of-play

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